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How do we get rid of invisible bugs or mites in my car? We drove across country and my cat and dog are itching and scratching all the time. Flea treatment didn't work and I can feel my ankles being bitten while driving. I never see any bugs. Help please!

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February 20, 20170 found this helpful

Make sure you have no mold or other moisture in your car. House plants, cold water vaporizers, humidifiers, and dirty air vents can be sources of airborne mold spores, mildews, and bacteria that could cause skin reactions that feel like invisible bugs biting on your skin consistently. (From http://invisibl  ugs-on-skin.html )

Another website says spraying yourself and the area with original Listerine helps as well.

Good luck...

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February 20, 20170 found this helpful

I would take the pets to the bet and have them checked. The vet could probably tell you why they are itching. While they are there, I would bomb the car with a bug bomb. If you stayed in a hotel, you could have possibly got some bedbugs as hitchhikers.

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February 21, 20171 found this helpful

Use Diatomaceous Earth food grade. I use a plastic Ketchup bottle that I got at the dollar store you know the ones you would use for a picnic they can spray the powder into tight places like under your seats and your trunk. Let the powder sit for 4 hours or longer and then vacuum it up along with an fleas. Make sure you empty the vacuum has soon as your done. Don't worry about the powder you can't get to the food grade is safe for you, children and pets.

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February 22, 20170 found this helpful

I believe food grade Diatomaceous Earth will solve your problem - but - it may not be an instant cure as DE takes a few days to kill these things.

You may have picked up any number of kinds of bugs, fleas, mites, or even bedbugs so you will need something to cover removal of any or all of these. You will have to treat several areas and pets to be sure you reach every hiding place. Treat your car - especially the carpet and under the carpets, seats and under seats as well as the cargo/trunk area.

It is easy to apply and is not very expensive (always compare prices). You can buy it over the Internet or at many local stores - especially Lowe's and any true farm/garden store.

A little goes a long way and any left over will last forever. You will find many good uses for DE around your home if you Google DE food grade for information. I have used it for many years and would hate to be without it for pets, home and garden/yard.

Here is a site that may answer most questions:

https://www.dia  -control/indoor/

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February 27, 20170 found this helpful

So I have seen elsewhere that bird mites can at times jump species and begin afflicting human beings and other animals. They are virtually invisible and will drive you absolutely batty

http://www.bird  rg/infested.html

Either way, whether it's bird mites or other type of thing, the solutions are typical as mentioned

- fumigation, chemical warfare (hazards noted)

- borax powder: just spray it everywhere in your car

- diatomaceous earth: as said above, a very good product. However, make sure NOT TO BREATHE IT IN because it can cause silicosis.

- there are things known as beneficial nematodes that specifically combat fleas, and possibly other pests as well - http://www.gard  0l2u4xoCEC3w_wcB

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